Elvira Filomena Apa (nee Piscitelli)

APA, Elvira Filomena (nee Piscitelli) passed away peacefully at Langley Memorial Hospital on November 12, 2013. She was born in Aprigliano, Cosenza Italia on June 9, 1921.

Predeceased by her parents Francesco & Innocenza Piscitelli, brothers Mike and Tony Piscitelli, and sister Helen (Luigi) Porco and brother-in-law Francesco Ripoli, sister-in-laws Ernesta Apa & Concetta Gualtieri in Italia. Left to mourn are her son Frank, wife Gail and grandchildren Jonathan, Stephen and Amanda Apa, her sister Ernestina Ripoli, sister-in-law Lolanda Piscitelli, sister-in-law Concettina Piscitelli. Nephews and nieces; Frank Ripoli, Franco (Renni)Piscitelli, Maria (George)Peck, Joanne (Doug) Oliver, Diana (Murray)Duclos, Frank Anthony Piscitelli and many great nieces and nephews as well as devout friends.

Elivira lived in Aprigliano until 1949, when she moved with her family to Trail, BC to be reunited with their father. In 1951 Elivra married her childhood sweetheart Alfonso Apa. She was a wonderful mother and was devoted to her family and friends. Elvira was an excellent cook and seamstress. She lived independently until the age of 90 when she went to live with her family in Langley. She had a strong Christian faith that she relied on throughout her many years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony’s Parish on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Father Jim McHugh to officiate. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in her honour to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC or the BC Lung Association.

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca.

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